International Software Testing Qualifications Board officially founded in Edinburgh in November 2002. The main aims, tasks, and responsibilities of the ISTQB are:
- To define and maintain all aspects of the ISTQB Certified Tester scheme such as core syllabi, examination structure, regulations, and certification guidelines.
- To ensure that each successful participant receive the “ISTQB Certified Tester” certificate (or the local variant with the added “ISTQB compliant” logo).
- To promote testing as a profession, increase the number of qualified testers, and develop a common body of understanding and knowledge about testing, through the syllabus & terminology.
- To approve, monitor compliance, or expel national boards.